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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 7:02 am, Sat Aug 25, 2012.

On the very day that the "Roberts Court" announced that the Obama health care plan, with a few adaptations, could become the Law of the Land, the United States Supreme Court also issued another decision that is causing consternation. They announced that the court would not entertain any change of decisions rendered by lower courts regarding the removal of all artifacts referring to a religion from any public-owned or supported place.

The rulings, of course, are to remove the implication that as Christians we recognize and fear God who blessed us with the prosperity that caused people of other cultures and ways of living to come here and join us. Atheists aver that this is besmirching their way of living.

As officers of the government they are denying that we have any responsibility to continue to recognize that our well-being depends on "In God We Trust" being stamped on our money. Now for your dereliction and blasphemy, there are shadows of things to come. The weekend of their announcements, the country underwent major storms. As the storms' damages were being assessed — the consequences of denying our ark of safety and defying the "printed house rules" by our Creator — we were informed that we are experiencing a drought so severe that 60 percent of our crops will not be harvested.

While scoffers look at these as "natural cycles," politicians refuse to state their position on that or other real problems that only the wisdom of God can solve. Those who went through the other Depression know that it was the national series of prayer meetings that rejuvenated our systems.

There were personalities who influenced that "Back to the Bible" movement. In Los Angeles, in a tent evangelical meeting, a young Billy Graham's message so influenced era media magnate William Randolph Hearst that he assigned reporters to publicize all his activities.

It's going to take revisiting 2 Chronicles 7:14 to put our house in order.

Duane M. Linstrom Sr.


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  • Andrew Liebich posted at 9:31 pm on Mon, Aug 27, 2012.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    We have never had two candidates for president that are so similar. Yes, there are a few minor differences between them, but the truth is that we are heading into Obama’s second term no matter which one of them gets elected.
    The following are 40 ways that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are essentially the same candidate….

    1. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported TARP.

    2. Mitt Romney supported Barack Obama’s “economic stimulus” packages.

    3. Mitt Romney says that Barack Obama’s bailout of the auto industry was actually his idea.

    4. Neither candidate supports immediately balancing the federal budget.

    5. They both believe in big government and they both have a track record of being big spenders while in office.

    6. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both fully support the Federal Reserve.

    7. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both on record as saying that the president should not question the “independence” of the Federal Reserve.

    8. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both said that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did a good job during the last financial crisis.

    9. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both felt that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke deserved to be renominated to a second term.

    10. Both candidates oppose a full audit of the Federal Reserve.

    11. Both candidates are on record as saying that U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has done a good job.

    12. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both been big promoters of universal health care.

    13. Mitt Romney was the one who developed the plan that Obamacare was later based upon.

    14. Wall Street absolutely showers both candidates with campaign contributions.

    15. Neither candidate wants to eliminate the income tax or the IRS.

    16. Both candidates want to keep personal income tax rates at the exact same levels for the vast majority of Americans.

    17. Both candidates are “open” to the idea of imposing a Value Added Tax on the American people.

    18. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the TSA is doing a great job.

    19. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported the NDAA.

    20. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported the renewal of the Patriot Act.

    21. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the federal government should be able to indefinitely detain American citizens that are considered to be terrorists.

    22. Both candidates believe that American citizens suspected of being terrorists can be killed by the president without a trial.

    23. Barack Obama has not closed Guantanamo Bay like he promised to do, and Mitt Romney actually wants to double the number of prisoners held there.

    24. Both candidates support the practice of “extraordinary rendition”.

    25. They both support the job-killing “free trade” agenda of the global elite.

    26. They both accuse each other of shipping jobs out of the country and both of them are right.

    27. Both candidates are extremely soft on illegal immigration.

    28. Neither candidate has any military experience. This is the first time that this has happened in a U.S. election since 1944.

    29. Both candidates earned a degree from Harvard University.

    30. They both believe in the theory of man-made global warming.

    31. Mitt Romney has said that he will support a “cap and trade” carbon tax scheme (like the one Barack Obama wants) as longas the entire globe goes along with it.

    32. Both candidates have a very long record of supporting strict gun control measures.

    33. Both candidates have been pro-abortion most of their careers. Mitt Romney’s “conversion” to the pro-life cause has been questioned by many. In fact, Mitt Romney has made millions on Bain Capital’s investment in a company called “Stericycle” that incinerates aborted babies collected from family planning clinics.

    34. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the Boy Scout ban on openly gay troop leaders is wrong.

    35. They both believe that a “two state solution” will bring lasting peace between the Palestinians and Israel.

    36. Both candidates have a history of nominating extremely liberal judges.

    37. Like Barack Obama, Mitt Romney also plans to add “signing statements” to bills when he signs them into law.

    38. They both have a horrible record when it comes to job creation.

    39. Both candidates believe that the president has the power to take the country to war without getting the approval of the U.S. Congress.

    40. Both candidates plan to continue running up more government debt even though the U.S. government is already 16 trillion dollars in debt.

  • Mike Adams posted at 5:30 pm on Mon, Aug 27, 2012.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1559

    What is really sad is that even Issac won't rain hard enough to clean off the stench that is going to happen in Tampa.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:21 pm on Mon, Aug 27, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Heurer wrote: "With hurricane Issac bearing down on the republican convention do you interpret that to be a sign we need to vote Obama and democrats? Works for me."

    Should we interpret this as a sign that Republicans don't even have the ability to schedule their own convention in a city NOT subject to hurricane season?

    Twice in a row no less!!

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:06 pm on Mon, Aug 27, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    As do yours, Mr. Baumbach.

  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:03 am on Mon, Aug 27, 2012.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1601

    Great interview with Romney over the weekend were him and his wife sit in their million dollar vacation home, the one that accommodates all 18 of their children and grandchildren, and tells America that there is going to be some painful cuts if he is elected. Painful for who? This man is utterly clueless.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 10:40 am on Sun, Aug 26, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Posts from Mr.Crowder belong in the comic section.

  • Mike Adams posted at 9:51 am on Sun, Aug 26, 2012.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1559

    These are great posts!!! It's so often we are forced to read the continual posts with links to outside sources who just say exactly what the poster just said, the ridiculous you tube videos, the name dropping of former White House employees mad at the President because they got fired for abusing puppies and kittens and are going to get even by making up awful stories. They had 8 years of practice with Bill Clinton.

    I think that it's important that republicans keep up the charade, Romney's going to win, we have no doubt Obama will be defeated by a very rich white guy whose "private sector" experience deals mostly with firing people and moving jobs overseas. I mean it worked great for Carly Fiorina or what ever her name was didn't it? ....wait... she lost? .....well Mitt did install a car elevator because he had too many cars to fit in his garage. Most of us have those don't we? I don't know about some stiff guy who doesn't like to park his car in the steet. Even if he does own it.

    Romney-Ryan in 2012!!! Just like "Dole-Kemp" in 1996. Just like "McCain-Palin" in 2008!! Maybe a hurricane would be a blessing.

  • Alex Kennedy posted at 2:46 pm on Sat, Aug 25, 2012.

    Alex Posts: 215

    I thought the drought was caused by nominating a Mormom as the GOP candidate. Jesus is mad that conservatives chose what many LNS readers describe as a non-Christian to be leader of the free world. Notice how few liberal states are affected. Jesus loves the blue states.[beam]

  • Steve Schmidt posted at 2:03 pm on Sat, Aug 25, 2012.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2670

    Letters from Duane belong in the Farm Section under the subheading of "Nuts".

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 10:13 am on Sat, Aug 25, 2012.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1669

    With hurricane Issac bearing down on the republican convention do you interpret that to be a sign we need to vote Obama and democrats? Works for me.[beam]

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 8:33 am on Sat, Aug 25, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    As I read this letter, I wondered why this was not in the Religion section of the paper, also.

    I guess Linstrom and Pat Robertson must get along quite well since both have very crackpot beliefs.

  • Andy Crowder posted at 5:50 am on Sat, Aug 25, 2012.

    Andy Crowder Posts: 245

    Letters about magic belong in the religion section.


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